Egypt’s best seemingly criminal courtroom Saturday upheld a 15-Twelve months sentence for one of many main activists within the support of the country’s 2011 uprising who was convicted of taking part in clashes between protesters and security forces.
The Court of Cassation also confirmed a wonderful of 6 million Egyptian kilos, or $372,000, against Ahmed Douma, a secular activist, over the identical violence-associated bills.
Douma was one of 230 of us sentenced in 2015 by the Cairo Criminal Court to existence in penal advanced. All defendants were tried in absentia rather than Douma, who was serving a three-Twelve months-sentence for breaking a draconian law regulating protests.
Douma appealed the existence sentence and the Court of Cassation ordered his retrial, within the spoil main to the diminished sentence of 15 years.
Saturday’s verdict is final.
The case concerns clashes in Cairo in December 2011, within the future of which a fireplace gutted parts of a library housing uncommon manuscripts and books. Utterly different executive constructions, along with the parliament, were broken within the future of the protests.
The almost weeklong clashes that left some 40 of us slow erupted after mostly young activists took to the streets to drawl the post-Mubarak political transition overseen by the navy. The clashes brought global consideration when riot police were filmed beating, stripping and kicking female demonstrators in Tahrir Sq..